Grainne Maguire

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Gráinne Maguire is a stand up comedian, comedy writer and actor.

She has performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2010 with her show “We Need to Talk About Bonnets”, 2012 with “Where Are All the Fun Places and Are Lots of People There Having More Fun?” 2013 with “Gráinne Maguire’s One Hour All Night Election Show” 2016 with “Gráinne Maguire; Great People Making Great Choices” and 2017 with "Gráinne with a Fada".

She has also performed at The Bulmers Galway Comedy Festival and The Cats Laugh Festival in Kilkenny.

As a comedian she has appeared on BBC1′s “Question Time”, “Daily Politics”, ITV1′s “Agenda”, Comedy Central’s ‘Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience”, RTE’s “The Year That’s In It”, BBC 3′s Free Speech, Radio 5 Live’s “Seven Day Sunday” & “Hit List”, Radio 4’s “The Now Show” “Stephen K Amos’ An Idiots Guide” “Front Row” and “Women’s Hour”.

She has written for Channel Four’s “Alternative Election Night”, “8 Out of 10 Cats”, “The Last Leg” and Radio 4’s “News Quiz”, “Ayres on Air”, “Listomania” “Dead Ringers”, “Dilemma”, “The Now Show” and “NewsJack” which she also script edits. In 2015, the Newsjack episode she script edited won the Rose D’Or for Best Radio Comedy.

She also hosts the popular monthly topical night and podcast “What Has The News Ever Done For Me?”.

She recently took to Twitter to live-tweet her menstrual cycle to Taoiseach Enda Kenny in protest of Ireland’s abortion laws; it provoked a global response and was covered in the Guardian, the Independent and the Irish Times.